Variant of patella
- a small, shallow pan used in ancient Rome
- a movable bone at the front of the human knee
- Biol. any panlike formation
Origin: L, diminutive of patina, a pan from Glassical Greek patanē from an unverified form petana from Indo-European base an unverified form pet-, to spread out from source fathom, Classical Latin patere
- patellar adjective
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